Indian Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja Childhood Pic

Ravindra Jadeja is an Indian cricketer. He is a left-handed middle-order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. Jadeja represents Saurashtra in first-class cricket, and Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. He was part of the victorious Indian U-19 cricket team that won the World Cup in Malaysia in 2008; he also represented India in the 2009 and 2010 ICC World Twenty20 competitions.

Ravindra Jadeja was born on December 6, 1988 as Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja to parents Anirudhsinh (Father) & Lata (Mother). He comes from a modest family. His father Anirudhsinh was a watchman for a private security agency. His mother Lata passed away in an accident in 2005. The trauma of his mother's death almost made him quit cricket. Ravindra Jadeja have an elder sister Naina, she is a nurse.

Indian Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja made his first Under-19 appearance for India in 2005 at the age of 16. He was picked in the Indian squad for the 2006 U/19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. India finished runners-up with Ravindra Jadeja impressing in the final against Pakistan with a haul of 3 wickets. He was the vice-captain of the victorious Indian team at the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup. He played a crucial role with the ball in the tournament, taking 10 wickets in 6 games at an average of 13.


Indian Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja Childhood Pic

Ravindra Jadeja caught the attention of the national selectors with his strong all-round showing in the 2008–09 Ranji Trophy – 42 wickets and 739 runs – and was picked for the ODI series in Sri Lanka. His international debut came in the final match of the series on 8 February 2009 where he scored 60*, although India lost the match. In the 2009 World Twenty20, Ravindra Jadeja was criticized for not scoring fast enough in India's loss to England. After the incumbent all rounder Yusuf Pathan suffered a loss of form, Ravindra Jadeja took his place at No. 7 in the ODI team in late-2009.

In his Test debut against England at Nagpur, he made a decent start, bowling 70 overs for 3/117.

Ravindra Jadeja was selected by the Rajasthan Royals for the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008, and played an important role in their victory (Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings in the final).

In 2011, he was selected by Kochi Tuskers Kerala for $950,000. Kochi Tuskers were excluded from the IPL in September 2011, and in the 2012 IPL player auction, Ravindra Jadeja was bought by Chennai Super Kings for $2 million (approx. Rs. 9.8 Crore) after a tie breaker with Deccan Chargers who bid the same amount. Ravindra Jadeja was the most expensive player of the year's auction.

Since his performance at the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 event, Ravindra Jadeja has been a consistent target of sarcasm and jokes by cricket portals and Indian cricket fans. On Twitter and Facebook, he is jokingly referred to as Sir Ravindra Jadeja since an online joke calling him the same went viral. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravichandran Ashwin, teammates of Jadeja in Chennai Super Kings, tweeted several Jadeja jokes on Twitter, in one of which Dhoni referred to him as Sri Sri Pandit Sir Lord Ravindra Jadeja. In response, Jadeja said in April 2013 that it was a joke which everybody was enjoying, and that he had no problem with the prefix Sir.

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